Merger aims to change perception of construction SMEs

A new business created out of the merger of two small Wiltshire construction firms says it wants to challenge perceptions of the construction industry.

Wiltshire-based building firm Eclipse & Son is to merge with Swindon housebuilder TJS Homes with the new business set to continue trading under the latter name.

TJS Homes is less than a year old, has six vans and works with 10 qualified tradespeople.

Eclipse & Son, meanwhile, was established in 2011 and employs four people. The firm works across the new build, home improvement, commercial construction and property maintenance sectors.

“This is a great development that brings invaluable experience and a wealth of additional skills to the new business,” said Tom Deller owner of TJS Homes. “With these two strong businesses now operating as one, everything our clients want will be available under one roof. We look forward to a busy and profitable year ahead.”

Kevin Deacon, founder of Eclipse & Son, added: “Since TJS Homes started trading it’s gone from strength to strength. The business is clearly going places, so it’s an excellent move for us both to pool our skills and resources for the benefit of customers across Wiltshire and beyond.”

The new business is said to want to change the perception of the construction industry across Wiltshire by using only “top tier” tradespeople.

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